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What is it you want to achieve please?
I would just like to know if I went to police would they pursue it and get the IP address even if there was no physical threats made thankyou
Depends on what was said.
The Malicious Communications Act states:
Any person who sends to another person—
(a)a [F1letter, electronic communication or article of any description] which conveys—
(i)a message which is indecent or grossly offensive;
(ii)a threat; or
(iii)information which is false and known or believed to be false by the sender; or
(b)any [F2article or electronic communication] which is, in whole or part, of an indecent or grossly offensive nature
Therefore if it falls into the above, the Police can take action
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
the letter didn't issue threats as such they were copies of a private conversation I had with the lady on Facebook in it I called my girlfriends ex husband some names and told her some private business, is this illegal and can I get police to find out who it is thank you
Sadly in that case you can not do anything
This is not illegal
I am sorry if this is not the answer you are looking for and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
what about the original messages between myself and the woman and then her sisters after my girlfriend found out they said they would let people know what a liar I was, as I did ask her to be discreet if my girlfriend contacted her, If I did take this to court would this all come out I did say in the letter that my girlfriend and I were having a relationship though she didn't want it to be made public, and I did tell this woman I was single, my girlfriends ex husband is very bitter about it all and causing trouble, would this be grounds to go to the police I own my own care agency so would this have a detrimental affect if it went to court, How easy would it be to get a court order to get their IP address as I think they maybe fake profiles, is that illegal ? I apologise for asking so many questions and thank you for your help.
Sadly there is nothing you can do about that. There may be a case for libel/slander, but this would be a High Court procedure and cost over £15,000 - legal aid is not available.
I am sorry it is not better news, but sadly the law does not really cover this
can I clarify anything else for you?
Thank you for ur help
Happy to help, sorry its not better news
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